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Women missionaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

Africa, circa 1915-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 48, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Africa. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries in Africa seek to help develop women's social, physical, intellectual, and spiritual selves through developing programs, establishing associations and training leaders. In South Africa, secretaries work with rural and urban women and face issues of racism, segregation and a stratified culture. Correspondence from West Africa contains descriptions of climate and living conditions as the secretaries adjust to a...
Dates of Materials: circa 1915-1949

Australia, Austria, and Bahama Islands, circa 1930-1947

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 48, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Australia, Austria, and the Bahamas. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries serve in other countries to develop programs, work for the development of women worldwide and train local leadership. In Australia, YWCA associations work with the growing population of younger working girls. Pamphlets, reports and correspondence describe the YWCA activities in Australia and include a history of the YWCA movement. A pamphlet from Austria describes the history of...
Dates of Materials: circa 1930-1947

Beatrice Farnsworth Powers papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00125
Overview Nurse; Medical missionary; Teacher. Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and writings documenting nursing work in the Grenfell Mission, Labrador (1912), and in Changsha, China (1913-1915) as nursing superintendent at Yale-in-China Hospital.
Dates of Materials: 1887-1969

Bulgaria, circa 1921-1939

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 49, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Bulgaria. YWCA of the U.S.A. secretaries work with women and girls in Bulgaria to develop their physical, social, intellectual and spiritual well-being through training local leadership, organizing and running programs and setting up camp opportunities for girls. Reports to the YWCA of the U.S.A. Foreign Division summarize and assess work being done in Bulgaria, give an overview of financial needs and budgets, request future needs and arrange...
Dates of Materials: circa 1921-1939

China, 1924-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 49, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Annual, interim and statistical reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in China. Reports and pamphlets summarize work in China with women through YWCA organizations in many cities, towns, and regions. As the country is disrupted by cultural, political, social and economic changes the YWCA work in China meets new challenges. American secretaries train Chinese women to be leaders, organize programming and associations and advise existing associations.
Dates of Materials: 1924-1950

China, circa 1907-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 50, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of China. Since its beginning as a student association in the late nineteenth century through 1950, the YWCA of China sees women through times of political, social, economic and international change. The organization grows from student associations to serving rural populations, industrial and employed women and women in home life. The YWCA of China employs both Chinese and Western leaders, some of whom come from the YWCA of the U.S.A. Annual reports and supplements...
Dates of Materials: circa 1907-1950

China, circa 1926-1951

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 50, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning finance and bookkeeping of the YWCA of China, indemnity payments to missionaries in China and the Ting Shu-Ching memorial fund. As Americans working in China and giving support to the YWCA of China, challenges arise in bookkeeping, making payments of salaries and donations and keeping bank accounts and endowments due to changing political and economic situations in China in addition to the challenges of working at a great distance and in different exchange rates....
Dates of Materials: circa 1926-1951

China, 1919-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 53, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Reports of studies conducted to assess the work and progress of the YWCA of China. "A Study of the YWCA in China" presents a detailed overview of the work with women in China including the origins of the YWCA in China, programs with various constituent groups, religious work and international relations. Following the overview, the report makes recommendations for the future of the organization. Several reports concern the status of women in China and the women's movement. These studies look at...
Dates of Materials: 1919-1950

Egypt and Palestine, 1918-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 54, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with Egypt and Palestine. Working in Egypt and Palestine consists of relief work during the wars, housing and hostels, physical education, and leadership training. YWCA work in both countries includes work with women of several religions including Coptic, Muslim, Jewish, and several Christian faiths. Correspondence and reports from Palestine discuss difficulties working in the region during times of political and religious conflict. Materials include...
Dates of Materials: 1918-1950

Foreign, 1922-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 83, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Sarah Lyon and Harriet Taylor followed by miscellaneous documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in other countries. Sara Lyon, an executive of the Foreign Division of the YWCA of the U.S.A., and Harriet Taylor, a YWCA of the U.S.A. secretary working abroad, correspond with members of the Foreign Division to arrange travel and visitations and report on the YWCA activities. Other documents concern YWCA developments around the world and include updates from the field and...
Dates of Materials: 1922-1950

Hyla S. Watters papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00239
Overview Medical missionary and physician. The papers document her life as a student at Smith College and her work as a medical missionary in China and Liberia. China material describes medical work; Chinese culture and daily life; the Lindberghs' visit in 1931; the Japanese invasion; the Communist invasion; and a trip to the Holy Land. Material includes correspondence; diaries; medical school records and internships; writings; oral history notes; and memorabilia document her college years and...
Dates of Materials: 1892-1991; Majority of material found within 1911-1961

Indonesia, Iraq and Iran, circa 1927-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 58, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning the establishing of YWCA organizations in Indonesia, Iran and Iraq. Before establishing YWCA centers in a country specific steps are carried out including assessing the needs of the women, considering the interest of the women in the country, seeking government permission if necessary, and visiting the country to make assessments of the situation there. In the case of Iran, the country is in a time of great social and economic change, especially for women,...
Dates of Materials: circa 1927-1950

Italy, circa 1917-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 58, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Staff reports, correspondence, historical reports, and articles concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work in Italy. YWCA centers in Italy seek to improve the spiritual, physical, social, and intellectual well being of girls and women. This is accomplished through establishing YWCA activities and housing. Cooperation with the YWCA of the U.S.A. includes fundraising and training opportunities in addition to American secretaries serving in Italy. Following the end of World War II, Eleanor Anderson leads...
Dates of Materials: circa 1917-1950

Japan, circa 1916-1940

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 60, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning the YWCA of Japan. YWCA of Japan secretaries and American YWCA secretaries in Japan write narrative accounts of their journeys often containing vivid descriptions of their surroundings and the nature of their work. Reports assess the work being done for women and girls commenting on areas needing improvement or more support. In addition, the letters and reports contain accounts of interpersonal conflicts or challenges that may arise when cooperating with...
Dates of Materials: circa 1916-1940

Japan, circa 1916-1939

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 60, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning the YWCA of Japan. The YWCA of the U.S.A. sends secretaries to Japan to advise on YWCA activities, train leaders and report back to the National Board and local associations concerning the work being carried out in Japan. YWCA of Japan secretaries and American YWCA secretaries in Japan write narrative accounts of their journeys often containing vivid descriptions of their surroundings and the nature of their work. Reports assess the work being done for...
Dates of Materials: circa 1916-1939

Japan, circa 1921-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 60, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the student Christian movement in Japan, the training of Japanese YWCA leadership and the results of a study of local associations in Japan. The student associations in Japan work with women college students and the World Student Federation to encourage opportunities for women college students, spread the Christian student movement and provide a place for young Christian students to meet and interact. The student associations are further assessed in the studies of...
Dates of Materials: circa 1921-1950

Japan, 1919-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 60, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents The YWCA of the U.S.A. takes a special interest in the women of Japan and the YWCA of Japan by sending financial support, sending secretaries to Japan as trainers and advisors, and sponsoring Japanese YWCA members to visit the United States. While in the United States, the Japanese visitors observe local associations, attend conferences and may attend American universities. YWCA work in Japan aims to enable women to grow intellectually, spiritually, physically and mentally by providing...
Dates of Materials: 1919-1949

Malaya and Mediterranean Area, circa 1920-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 61, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from YWCA work in British Malaya and Singapore and documents concerning the Eastern Mediterranean Federation Conferences and YWCA work in the Middle East. Similar to their other work with foreign countries, the YWCA of the U.S.A. supports secretaries in Malaya and Singapore and the Middle Eastern region. In Malaya and Singapore the YWCA seeks to help women in their physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual growth. As international conflict in the Pacific grows...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1950

Near East, circa 1919-1931

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 64, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Formed to united the YWCA activities in the Middle East regions supported by the YWCA of the U.S.A., the YWCA in the Near East supports the physical, mental, social, intellectual and spiritual development of all women and girls in the area. The development of women and girls in the area is aided through recreation programs, summer camps, job and skills training and language classes. Due to unstable political situations the YWCA activities in the region also include a lot of work with refugees...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1931

North Eastern Field Committee minutes and reports, 1907 May-1917 December

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 10, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Minutes of meetings of the YWCA of the U.S.A. North Eastern Field Committee and its secretary's' reports. Reports come from field secretaries working with industrial, employed, rural, student, immigrant, missionary and city populations. In their reports, secretaries provide a narrative overview of their work including the status of established or emerging associations, challenges and successes of particular associations, need and recommendations and requests for assistance from the National...
Dates of Materials: 1907 May-1917 December

Philippines, circa 1920-1948

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 65, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from the YWCA of the Philippines. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA of the Philippines by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and to assess the status of the YWCA of the Philippines and its service to the women there. Correspondence from secretaries in the Philippines concern travel arrangements for American secretaries visiting the Philippines as well as arrangements for visits the United...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1948

Philippines, 1926-1947

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 65, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports from the YWCA of the Philippines. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the YWCA of the Philippines by sending American women to to fill leadership positions, act as advisors, report on work to the United States and to assess the status of the YWCA of the Philippines and its service to the women there. Correspondence from secretaries in the Philippines concern travel arrangements for American secretaries visiting the Philippines as well as arrangements for visits the United...
Dates of Materials: 1926-1947

Philippines, circa 1918-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 65, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the development and programs of young women's Christian associations in the Philippines. Following the end of World War I, the YWCA of the Philippines works with women and girls to cultivate their spiritual, intellectual, mental and physical well-being. Petitions and letters are sent to the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and it is subsequently agreed to support the YWCA formation in the Philippines. The United States supports the work financially as well as by...
Dates of Materials: circa 1918-1950

Poland, circa 1917-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 65, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning young women's Christian associations in Poland. Following World War I, the YWCA of the U.S.A. begins working in Poland to help women and girls there recover from the effects of the war and to help them develop their social, intellectual, spiritual and physical well-being. YWCA of the U.S.A. activities in Poland include arranging activities and camps for women and girls, arranging recreational activities, working with employed women in industry or business and providing...
Dates of Materials: circa 1917-1949

Religion collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00448
Overview This collection is comprised of bibliographies, articles, pamphlets, biographies, newspaper clippings and tracts all pertaining to women's roles within religion and the church. Included are two volumes of The Woman's Bible (1897); a tract entitled "Account of Abigail Hutchinson: a young woman hopefully converted at Northampton, Mass (1734);" pamphlets and articles on the education and training of missionaries and historical sketches of missionary societies; matriarchal religions and founders of...
Dates of Materials: 1734-1997; Majority of material found within 1800-1950

Romania, circa 1919-1946

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 65, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the development and programs of young women's Christian associations in Romania. Following World War I, the YWCA of the U.S.A. begins efforts to establish YWCA activities in Romania. Initial activities assist in relief efforts, establishing business and industrial associations, working with students and other activities to address the physical, social, intellectual and spiritual needs of the women and girls of Romania. The YWCA of the U.S.A. supports these activities by...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1946

Romania, circa 1919-1941

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 66, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Correspondence and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. activities in Romania. Beginning with relief work after the end of World War I, the YWCA of the U.S.A. helps to establish a YWCA in Romania through financial support as well as by sending staff to serve as leaders, trainers and advisors. The YWCA of Romania works with students, employed women in business and industry and others who have need of social and recreational services. As World War II begins in Europe the YWCA of Romania responds...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1941

Russia, circa 1919-1943

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 66, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the development and programs of young women's Christian associations in Russia. Beginning with centers for industrial employed women in Russia, the YWCA of the U.S.A. supports the establishment of YWCA associations in Russia financially as well as by sending staff to serve as advisors, trainers and leaders. Expanding from work with employed women in business and industry, YWCA activities in Russia include service to students, rural women and young girls and also include...
Dates of Materials: circa 1919-1943

South America, circa 1916-1949

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 69, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the programs and activities of young women's Christian associations in South America. As part of their Foreign Division work, the YWCA of the U.S.A. supports work in South America. The support is through financial grants and fundraising in addition to sending secretaries to serve abroad as leaders, trainers and advisors. This cooperative relationship also includes sharing of resources, methods and ideas especially during large projects such as building campaigns. The aim of...
Dates of Materials: circa 1916-1949

World's YWCA, 1930

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 81, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the World YWCA World Council meeting in St. Cergue, Switzerland. The legislative body and members of national associations meet to united under common purpose and aim and to make decisions concerning the world-wide movement and organization. The theme of the conference is "the message of Christ and the responsibility of the association for presenting it." In addition, the move of the headquarters to Geneva, Switzerland and changes to the constitution are discussed. 
Dates of Materials: 1930